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  1. Follow the clues...Flashing light on top not working.... No ride ops at ride... Maintenance working on it Sunday and would sound like the catch car was moving but didn't and stayed at top... WindSeeker running and that is the temperamental weather ride...I guess you could say Drop was down for weather...as in it was hit by lightning... But yes many of the rides are designed to be able to take a lightning strike but it doesn't mean that something still isn't knocked out in certain events. And sometimes someone gets lucky and catches the strike on video...
  2. One would think given the perks so far (discounts on buying stuff), that one would get said perks at each park they visit to try to entice additional spending at the non-home park... If they aren't doing it I suspect it is a limitation in the software more than a policy decision...
  3. And I think FUNPerks was going in that direction - many of the rewards were experience based that really didn't cost the park anything or much at all (exclusive use of the unused Eiffel Tower level for fireworks viewing with your friends, watch fireworks from IS Restaurant area with your friends, free cabana, free souvenir cup, etc.). In my opinion, this program needs to offer experience based things like you said a free Fast Lane or free cabana or free front of the line for one ride, etc. in order for it to mean something to most passholders. 10% off something isn't going to cut it for most people I suspect. Now on the flipside, FUNPerks was based on how much you spent in the park (this was prior to meal plans, etc.), so the park was getting something out of it. A passholder simply making a lot of visits but not spending any new money in the park due to all the season meal/drink/pics/FL plans they have doesn't add any value to the park in future quarterly statements except for an attendance count, so I can see why the rewards so far have a money exchange associated with it to increase per cap spending...
  4. ^True - I meant it was a failure in that it never made it out of beta - the idea and rewards were attractive and the variety that one could pick how to "redeem" points allowed flexibility in choosing which reward best fit your needs - so if you wanted $20 off a season pass renewal or a free cabana or free merchandise or discounts off stuff you had the option to pick and choose based on your level... I also know that at least one member of the forum posted a loophole he exploited that ended up having his pass scan as invalid so security could talk to him at one point about it lol...the computer programming of the FUNperks had lots of bugs and loopholes that were exploited by people for personal gain that I am sure aided in the decision to not make it out of beta...
  5. ^that looks too much like the "rewards" that used to pop up in the app in the notifications section...which ended up being exactly like this - discounted food and BOGO stuff lol...at this point it almost looks like nobody realized they had these available in the app because they were "hidden" so they moved them over to an e-mail driven system to drive sales? I sure hope not... If this program doesn't give the rewards similar to FUNPerks it will be deemed a bigger failure....
  6. Someone should start a poll if this fan video quality will be better than the official announcement POV lol
  7. Single rider lines do not exist currently and haven't since Fast Lane was introduced...I do not think they exist throughout the CF chain now either (at least their bigger parks)...although you may see them at Winterfest when Fast Lane is not offered (yet)...
  8. Here is a legally obtained one lol
  9. disco2000

    Cirque

    Just for you, they will do three shows Friday...Actually they will let anyone at the park that day in to see it unless it reaches capacity....and you may recognize two more than Kayla mentioned...
  10. ^It is interesting in BeastForever pics that a third of the photos have someone with a phone out...
  11. New rules coming into effect: Key policy changes, which are designed to, among other things, help improve guest flow, ease congestion and make the park experience more enjoyable for everyone who visits include: As of May 1, 2019, smoking areas will no longer be present in our domestic theme parks, water parks and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Guests may use designated smoking areas outside of the parks, at Disney Resort hotels and at Disney Springs. As of May 1, 2019, strollers must be 31” (79cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long or smaller. As a reminder, wagons are not permitted in our parks. Beginning May 1, 2019, stroller wagons will also no longer be permitted. Loose and dry ice is not permitted in our parks. Reusable ice packs are recommended. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/rules-updates-parks-resorts/?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q2wo0328190001A
  12. I think further clarification on what can be posted or not posted needs to be revised in light of the advancements in technology since the ToS were first developed. The ToS are clear that "Posting information that is not public record and could be damaging to the reputation, business and/or day to day operation of Kings Island or its affiliates is a violation of the terms of service. Any information posted claiming to be from an inside source or claiming to be confirmed, when not being released from Kings Island or Cedar Fair, must be posted along with the name of the source. Failure to do so is a violation of an individual user's terms of service." That seems clear, yet my interpretation of "recent" events on this site seems to say that things like Notice of Commencements and plans filed at the County can be linked and referenced and shown and discussed and not frowned upon, but photos or videos readily available and legally made are frowned upon? If O'Rourke Construction did not have a confidentiality clause in their contract and took a video of it and posted it that becomes public record - why is that frowned upon being posted and linked here? Same with any commercial company legally obtaining aerial photos? Kings Island never publicly announced that many of the shows are contracted out, yet members can discuss that and name the companies involved and that is accepted here. The list goes on and I believe the forum is inconsistent on enforcing the policy. I can understand any photos or information posted by an employee taken during hours the park is opened to the public is a no-no and can get the employee fired. I can understand anything obtained by trespassing is a no-no. A company doing work for Kings Island and Kings Island failing to put language in the contract regarding not mentioning that work until Kings Island public announces it and said company posts it on their social media channels should be fair game? Same with a company doing the design or construction of the next ride and lists it on their website before the announcement should be fair game (which we would hope doesn't happen as they should have confidentiality clauses in place to prevent that)? Is a member taking photos from a private plane fair game? If Google Maps or some other public domain commercial entity happens to post aerial photos should be fair game? Maybe a FAQ section giving examples of what can and cannot be posted regarding this topic would be of benefit and might prevent some of this discussion from taking place.
  13. Somebody posted it in another thread...
  14. Most would call it a "blend" of the best parts of Cirque Canadien that was at Wonderland and Origins that was at KI/KD with a NC/SC spin to it. In fact, one of KI Origins performers did his same act in this show last year... Carowinds stage is small and could barely pull off Cirque Imagine (and wasn't as large as the KI production because Carowinds could only fit one trampoline and the walls did not close in from the sides but rather pulled out from the set) and didn't have the room for Origins. Doesn't really have the room for this show either as those that have seen it can attest. The sway pole is so close to the ceiling that the performer cannot fully extend and they had to put pads on the HVAC ducts in case they missed it is that close...
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